Workshop/Line Manager/Car body Shell Industrial Development Manager

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Date: 16-Jan-2022

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

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Job Title (Job Code):         Workshop/Line Manager/Car body Shell Ind Development Mgr. –(IN-ET-01)



She/He will manage the development of a new industrial footprint, promoting Industrial Standards and Lean Manufacturing (APSYS). She / He encompasses the entire operational disciplines and processes required to secure a comprehensive “Start-Of-Production” readiness in terms of infrastructures, equipment and tools, hiring and training program.

      • Phase 1 - Manage industrial development of 4 phase turnkey integrated solution consisting of Early work assessment, Workshop detailed design, procurement, assembly and FAT, Installation and ramp-up.
      • Phase 2 – Production Line/Workshop Manager – Manage all aspects of manufacturing line execution to produce product in accordance to SQCD requirements




Organization structure (job belongs to..)


Regions/ Countries / Sites / Industrial Organization


Reports directly to:

Manufacturing Director (Job Code IN-ET-00)


Other reporting to:

Not Applicable


Direct reports:

EPU Manager (Job Code IN-ET-02)

Production Support (Job Code IN-ET-05) if applicable

Network & Links


  • On a Site       Project management/Engineering/PME/Sourcing/
                            APSYS/Supply Chain/EHS/Finance/Quality

  • At Alstom Level            Central functions of Industrial Operations

                                        Other sites in case of Multisite PIO



  • Local Suppliers
  • Customer representatives (limited)
  • Worker representatives



The main responsibilities of the project execution are,

  • Set up and manage the Integrator project team
  • Formalize and manage the global project planning and Cost to achieve the facility on time and within budget
  • Provide detailed KPI status for site steering committee about progress, risk & mitigation plan
  • Safety: Enforce a safe construction area and execution to target 0 accident during the project execution
  • Setup the new building with industrial means designed and validated through FAT and SAT.
  • Manage Product line in pre-serial and serial mfg phase



  • Issue all the relevant information to set up the buildings, in strong connections with the site Mfg Director, facilities Mgr construction project manager and building design/build team.
  • Execution of Integrator contract in alignment with site specific technical needs (including maintenance, commissioning) and project schedule.
  • Establish and manage the interface between plant construction and integrator implementation schedule. Finalize the general layout and technical specification of the new plant working with Project Industrial team, Mfg Director and construction project manager.
  • Design validation: Build a detailed project plan with Integrator project team for the line industrial development and drive validation of the detailed building layout





  • Participate in the design of the required equipment, jigs and tools to manufacture Stainless Steel Carbody Shells with external Integrator
  • Prepare and provide inputs for automation and work shop layout design relative to  EHS/Industrial and manufacturing requirements
  • Prepare welder training program and planning for hiring and qualification of process and equipment
  • Establish all work shop standards and governance plan for manufacturing operations
  • Maximize simple automation where possible, remaining mindful of the TCO as key KPI.
  • Participate in mfg detailed schedule development and process flow through workshop to meet master production schedule
  • Develop governance surrounding rework and meeting quality standards for product work stations
  • Validate detailed logistics plan in alignment with manufacturing schedule to optimize point of use material and production process and flows.
  • Progress Follow-up: Participate in management of detailed design phase to drive and report on all the main Kpis of the integrator development and execution as well as manufacturing follow up.       
  • Budget Follow-up: Cost management as per work package finance requirements.



  • Commissioning: Ensure the delivery of eachstation workshop cell in compliance of the industrial and manufacturing requirements to achieve SQCD commitments.
  • Manage open items from FAT process through execution and site acceptance


Installation and Ramp up Phase

  • Manage all aspects of Integrator on site operations to include EHS requirements, project planning and execution
  • Provide and manage project plan and detailed workshop status by maintain clear KPI’s and communication to site management
  • Assure the preparation of the workshop per integrator requirements
  • Coordinate the requirements of the integrator on site to include EHS requirements, permits to work, logistic deliveries, coordination of contractors and execution of the works.
  • Manage site acceptance testing and validation of workshop line to meet all company requirements.


Line Workshop Manager Requirements

  • From TTM up to CGR, responsible for
    • Manufacturing contribution to
      • Industrial QCD Management,
      • Supply chain process definition & validation
      • Quality plan validation
      • Industrialization.
    • Manufacturing contribution of EHS risks & Ergonomics analysis
    • Manufacturing preparation of the line/workshop
      • Manufacturing planning preparation (workload, …
      • Manufacturing resources & skills management (staffing, trainings, qualification, …)
      • Industrial process Hand-over from PME to manufacturing
      • APSYS deployment (shop floor tools) preparation,
  • As of CGR up to FQA, is responsible for
    • The finalization of manufacturing preparation of the line/workshop
    • The complete scope of manufacturing activities for the product on the line/workshop, which also includes
      • Intermediate Handover (EPU level) including intermediate applied configuration (= as manufactured), self-inspections, dynamic checklist, NCR, rework, missing parts, waivers/deviations, incomplete operations, …
      • On time, closing of work orders in MES
      • Productive & Nonproductive hours booked in MES of all operators
      • Full APSYS deployment on the line/workshop
    • SQCD performance, and tracking the associated KPI
    • Continuous improvement of SQCD performance
      • Optimizations of workstations via application of APSYS Tools
    • Issues Management
      • Issues are raised in MES on time
      • Animation of corrective action issue (e.g. QRQC)
    • Organization of the execution of changes to the product, (if applicable)
    • Retrofit execution of first trains/products (if applicable)
    • 1st Train(s) /products Manufacturing Feedback to support functions in order to improve SQCD performance


The main responsibilities as hierarchical manager of the employees belonging to the manufacturing line/workshop are

  • Responsible for time management (presence management and activity management) of all employees, and assure compliance with local legislation,
  • Responsible for continuously improving occupational safety, including contractors (if applicable) working for the manufacturing line/workshop,
  • Responsible for the development, which means further development of the qualification matrix for product-related and technology-related processes, as well as general technological and personal qualification,
  • Responsible for the PMC (People Management Cycle) as per local HR policy,
  • Responsible for the implementation and application of the corporate policies (IRIS, EHS, Ethics and Compliance….),



Educational Requirements


  • Minimum Higher Technical/General degree
  • Every educational requirement can also be obtained by means of experience





  • Previous position in an industrial environment
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience


  • experience in Railway industry, preferably within an industrialization environment
  • previous position as EPU manager

Competencies & Skills

Functional Skills

Profound knowledge of…

  • Special Processes
  • Automation / Robotization
  • Technical Project Management of complex industrial integrations


Working knowledge of …

  • Industrial Management
  • Processes for industrials E2E , from Engineering to Delivery
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies
  • Greenfield/Brownfield Development
  • Site Facilities & Maintenance           
  • Transfer of Technology
  • Ergonomics
  • Configuration & Change Management

Transversal skills

Profound knowledge of…

  • Team Management including management of cross functional teams
  • Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) rules and regulations,
  • Applicable Social Relations & Labor Law
  • Lean Management tools, methods, culture,


Working knowledge of …

  • Supply Chain /Finance/Sourcing/Quality processes and impact from manufacturing on them
  • Products Knowledge Greenfield/Brownfield Development
  • English in all aspects of usage,
  • Digital & Analytics Tools for managing the manufacturing activities (KPI, Governance…).


  • Leadership skills required
    • AGILE - Dealing with uncertainty/Business Acumen/Innovative/Learning on the fly
    •  INCLUSIVE - Building effective (virtual) teams/Listening and informing/Managing diversity/Understanding others with empathy
    • RESPONSIBLE - Customer focus (internal and external)/Integrity and ethics/Managerial courage/Managing with vision and purpose.



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Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


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